HOLD ON TO OUR TREASURED HISTORY
CHRIS Merridew’s suggestion for keeping the Treasury Building complex in public ownership as an extension of TMAG is both practical and important to the city (“A place in history to be treasured”, Mercury, Talking Point, November 10).
Such an imposing set of historic buildings is part of the very fabric of Hobart, and in a most central historic area of the city.
The TMAG can extend its significant vaulted treasures for all to see and enjoy in a unique, appropriate set of buildings.
The apparent popularity of Hobart as a visitor destination should be applauded. However, tourism is a fickle industry and a longer viewpoint can show buoyant business conditions will not remain forever.
It would be a shame to see an excess of major hotel accommodation capacity, at the expense to the public generally of the loss of some of Hobart’s most centrally located important historic buildings. Ronald Cridland Kingston